Ada Nursing Home Lawsuit

2-24-06- The family of an Ada man is settling its wrongful death lawsuit against a Pontotoc County nursing home for $900,000.

The family of 86-year old Sam Buchanan sued IHS Ballard Nursing Center saying Buchanan suffered deep bedsores, numerous infections and severe malnutrition while living in the home for three months in 2002. Buchanan died at an Ada hospital in December 2002.